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Fairy Knowe Hotel

Dumbleton Road | PO Box 28, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
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Fairy Knowe Hotel
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Ranked #36 of 51 Wilderness B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
sonjabasson5 Paarl, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Paarl, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is very relaxing, we upgrade to a river side room. We had a balcony where we had a bottle of wine from the Winelands, Paarl. There is also some activities you can book at the hotel. Unfortunately dinner was not served, but there is excellent restaurants nearby in Wilderness which I do recommend.

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Paarl, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay. Please do upgrade to a river room. Lovely view on the river and very cool balcony to enjoy a nice bottle of wine. There is also adventures that you can book at the hotel. Unfortunately they did not serve dinner, but there is very good restaurants in Wilderness!

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Bellville, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was nice and relaxing for a mini break. It is a perfect destination for unwinding and spending quality time with family. I really enjoyed it and would love to do it again later in the year! xxxxxxx

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Bellville, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

As we have been there for three years in a row, it was rather sad to see the hotel sliding downhill this year. The staff members were rather unenthusiastic and even absent, when it came to room service. Dinners are no longer served. The free canoes which were part of the lure have been sold.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Old establishment that could do with a revamp, but is still comfortable and clean. However, staff could be more friendly and enthusiastic (informed) about explaining "what-to-do" in the area. That said, the receptionist on duty when we arrived was very accommodating and allowed us into our room well before the "allotted" 2pm! Dining / entertainment facilities were disappointing! From the... More 

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Hermanus, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay. It was clean and pleasant. What we missed was a hair dryer a bar fridge and the fact that we couldn't phone reception for room services or to order ice or something. No glasses or anything in the room. But it didn't make our stay unpleasant and I would really recommend your establishment.

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

An excellent location next to the Touw River. Attractive buildings and grounds. However, the stay was spoiled by no hot water and lighting problems in first room so we had to be moved, where we again found electrical problems. It seems that the hotel needs a lot of maintenance to get it up to an acceptable standard. Staff friendly and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The only positive thing about the hotel are the beautiful surroundings. The general buildings and grounds are run down. The room and en-suite bathroom were clean but could do with a facelift. No complimentary toiletries were provided. The hotel couldn't provide dinner (which was advertised with a free bottle of wine) and the breakfast was limited.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Was a bit hesitant after reading some of the other reviews. Was pleasantly surprised. Was in Room 27. This is large with balcony facing the lagoon. Shower in bath never a favourite but water pressure excellent. Beds firm, but slept well. Breakfast old school full buffet. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Historic hotel in beautiful setting. Breakfast and service need some work to move the hotel into the 21st century. Overall, good value for money but recommend considering having breakfast down the road in the village. I would go again.

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